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should support it out of the box. I got this one from newegg and it did. Though I checked the bios and it's 1.7 bios revision. Prolly sending them out with that bios now. I'm liking this 955 c3 so far. Actually, much better than my 965 c3. I'm tempted to stick my 965 c3 in now to see if it can manage at the same settings. I think this 955 is going to roll my 965 when it's time to douse it with ln2.
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damn NCspecV81.....that's it.....i'm getting this board......one question though.....so am i gonna have to buy a seperate cpu to flash this board to the current bios since it doesn't support 125 watt C3 out of the box
um no it supports the 140W which is what I'm running now w/o having to flash anything...

I doubt you will have to flash it so that it will support a lower wattage CPU....
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So what cooler are u guys going with to replace the OEM heatpipes for DrMOS and the Northbridge? My NB is running at 68C idle.... CPU @ 3.7Ghz...
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I'm not changing anything. I'm still debating on whether I'm going to put this board under cold or not.
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3000Mhz is a no-go on stock cooler for nb frequency, but I like my results so far. Caught it right on its downfall to complete the 5 run test. I'll do a 20 run test while I sleep. Then it's on to something colder tomorrow.

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3000Mhz is a no-go on stock cooler for nb frequency, but I like my results so far. Caught it right on its downfall to complete the 5 run test. I'll do a 20 run test while I sleep. Then it's on to something colder tomorrow.

How come your using linx and not prime?
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How come your using linx and not prime?
b/c its quicker and heats the cpu up more. I don't have time to run overclocks for 3 and 4 hours. I'm doing quick tests here. I plan on shoving some ln2 down its throat tomorrow or Wednesday.
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So what cooler are u guys going with to replace the OEM heatpipes for DrMOS and the Northbridge? My NB is running at 68C idle.... CPU @ 3.7Ghz...
First off, it sounds like you have a bad seating on the stock heatsink. I would definitely suggest you remove it and clean off all the factory thermal 'goo' and use something like an AS5, or mx-3, whatever. Make sure it has good contact with the chipsets when you put it back together and you should see a huge improvement.

Otherwise, it's a little more involved than that. The heatsink on the NB is also on the Mosfets and the SB. So, when you remove it to address the NB, you're leaving the Mosfets and SB exposed, and un-cooled.

If you're not watercooling, than there are little stick on heatsinks you can use on the mosfets, should be enough, but I really don't know. And the NB can use any type of NB cooler, it's in the standard mount hole spacing most use.

The SB has a narrower mount spacing. It is about 1.75" or about 45mm, so coolers for it are a bit tougher to find. If you are are crossfiring two cards, and using slot 1 & 3, then there may be a space issue with a SB cooler as well, keep that in mind.

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lol, I was expecting 4.7, haha!
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